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ME Fire Department’s Medical Response Call Volume Soars 4,500 Percent

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In 2016, Ellsworth Fire Department responded to 27 medical calls. Last year it responded to 1,251.
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ME Hospital Can Continue to Receive Nonneurosurgical Trauma Patients, EMS Board Votes

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The Board of Maine Emergency Medical Services voted to approve a panel's recommendation to continue nonneurosurgical trauma patient transfers.
Ambulances lined up in East Rutherford, NJ, on April 20, 2020. (FEMA photo/K.C. Wilsey)

FEMA to Send Ambulance Teams to ME Hospitals

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The eight ambulances — along with associated personnel — will help transport patients among facilities with open beds.
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Oxford County (ME) Commission Skeptical of Countywide EMS System

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The commission declined to support a plan that would put all municipal emergency medical services under the control of their respective county.
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ME EMS to Hold Emergency Meeting as Hospital Ends Neurosurgical Trauma Services

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Central Maine Medical Center, one of three trauma centers in the state, is ending its neurosurgical trauma program in 60 days.
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Ambulance Services in Rural ME Want State to Come to the Rescue

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A new bill would classify EMS agencies as essential services, potentially unlocking more federal funding for small ambulance providers.
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Belfast (ME) Hikes EMT Pay to Combat Worker Shortage

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The city of Belfast just got a lot more generous with its wages for people who work on the ambulance crew.
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Two Hurt in Crash with Presque Isle (ME) Ambulance

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Two people were hurt Monday when a Presque Isle (ME) ambulance crossed the centerline and hit two vehicles, according to a report.
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EMS, Dental Workers Left Out of ME’s Final Vaccine Mandate

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EMS workers were removed because they are covered by a mandate issued by the Maine Board of Emergency Medical Services.
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Most ME Paramedics are Vaccinated, but Mandate Squeezes Rural Areas

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Nine in 10 Maine paramedics have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with a mandate going into effect later this month.